This experiment could go either way. It is either the beginning of a Great Sewing Adventure, or it could end up as a couple of luxury needle cases.
Yesterday I had a rummage and pulled out some old offcuts of silk. For days I have been contemplating free motion quilting on silk. Now that I have tried it I can tell you that it is a slippery business. I had to ditch the gloves because I found I could get a better grip with my bare hands.
This small patch of dupion silk in a non-descript colour was the easiest to grip. All those slubs gave my fingertips something to lock on to. Perhaps rubber thimbles might help.
Also, with silk being so thin the work felt very flimsy. I was using a scrap of calico as backing, so I know that next time I should use something a little more substantial.
Has anyone got any tips for me, please?